serac

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noun se·rac \sə-ˈrak, sā-\

Definition of serac

  1. :  a pinnacle, sharp ridge, or block of ice among the crevasses of a glacier

Origin and Etymology of serac

French sérac, literally, a kind of white cheese, from Medieval Latin seracium whey, from Latin serum whey — more at serum


First Known Use: 1860


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